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ECM Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG): 13th revision available

ECM Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG), First Edition, Revision 13, now available for ECM Clients

Handbook for Environmental Regulatory Compliance, 1st Edition, 13th revision updates rules, regulations and procedures in light of the recent revised regulations introduced or better operational interpretation provided. It is an incomparable reference source for all ship-owners and managers and vessels as well trading in US, Canada, Argentina, Panama and Japan. Read more »

Comparison of the North American ECA (NAECA) and California Air resources board (CARB) Regulations

The California Air Resources Board issued Marine Notice 2012-1 to clarify the relationship and differences between the low sulfur fuel requirements of the California regulations and the North American ECA. Both the CARB regulations and NAECA have changes that are in force beginning August 1, 2012. Read more »

ECM Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG): 15th revision available

ECM Regulatory Reference Guide (RRG), First Edition, Revision 15, now available

Handbook for Environmental Regulatory Compliance, 1st Edition, 15th revision updates rules, regulations and procedures in light of the recent revised regulations introduced or better operational interpretation provided. It is an incomparable reference source for all ship-owners and managers and vessels as well trading in US, Canada, Argentina, Panama and Japan. Read more »

Update on National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Regulations

Over the course of the last 9-10 months ECM has been attending on board vessels and hearing back from our client’s vessels concerning the USCG inspection/finding process with respect to the NPDES aspect. Recently, ECM has seen the USCG issue deficiencies to vessels which do not have Vessel General Permit (VGP) instructions on board for their crew. ECM had the opportunity to discuss this very issue with the EPA during a recent public hearing in Washington DC.

 

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New amendments to the ISM Code

Adoption of Amendments to the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (International Safety Management (ISM) Code) with Resolution MSC.273(85)

The resolution MSC.273(85) adopted on December 2008 introduces modifications to the ISM Code.

The ISM Code requires vessel operators to implement a safety management system that will help them to achieve incident-free operations.  Read more »

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